Types of Braces

Metal Braces

colorMetal braces are the most common type. They are made of high-grade stainless steel. Today's metal braces are smaller, more comfortable and more attractive.

Ceramic Braces

clearCeramic braces are made of translucent (clear) material. They are most popular with adult patients, due to their cosmetic appeal. The only drawbacks to ceramic brackets are that they are more fragile, and the elastic ties can discolor between orthodontic visits.


invisalignThe Invisalign® System is a series of clear overlay templates—called aligners—that have been generated by computer simulation to gradually move the teeth. This system is available to adult patients with certain orthodontic bite problems. Ask us if you are a candidate for the Invisalign® system.

Red, White and Blue

Red, White and Blue appliances are clear, active aligners used to correct minor to moderate problems. Made of DuraClear, they are sturdy, though flexible. In most cases, they do not hinder patient speech or motility.

Red, White and Blue is an aesthetically pleasing, clear alternative to traditional braces, allowing the patient to maintain high self-esteem while treating the orthodontic problem.

Damon® Brackets


Damon® braces were invented by Dr. Dwight Damon. The Damon® bracket utilizes (sliding-door) technology known as "self-ligation" that allows the wire to slide back and forth within the bracket.

No elastic or steel ties are used with Damon® brackets. This technology creates less friction and results in greater comfort for the patient. In addition, Damon® braces often reduce both treatment time and the number of adjustments that are usually performed.

Epps Orthodontics

  • Sumter Office - 669-A W. Wesmark Blvd., Sumter, SC 29150 Phone: (803) 775-5500 Fax: (803) 773-9229
  • Rock Hill Office - 2660 Celanese Rd., Rock Hill, SC 29732 Phone: (803) 329-1540 Fax: (803) 366-9420
  • Fort Mill Office - 929 Market St., Fort Mill, SC 29708 Phone: (803) 548-2428 Fax: (803) 547-2497

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